14 May 2013

From a serial writer's diary: The hair dresser - and what to read ...

From a serial writer's diary

I finished book 11 in my series yesterday, and since it took under six weeks to write, I haven't been out of the house much. Tomorrow I'm going to meet my editor, and so a visit to the hair dresser is long overdue.
The full treatment in these places takes about two-three hours. That's a long time for me to sit still! I don't have much patience - unless I'm writing - so I make sure to fill up on reading material. Glossy magazines are the most boring reads in the mulitverse, so I avoid them like the plague.
In trying times like these, my Little Kindle is perfect. I was hoping to read Dan Brown's new book, but I can't for the life of me remember if I read the third in his series - and also the damn book isn't available until tomorrow. (Update: I did read the third book and didn't like it much ... hm.)
I am eagerly awaiting Dean Koontz Deeply Odd, the sixth book in the Odd Thomas- series. The book is available om Amazon, but not on Kindle until 28th ... Ah, well.
Lucky for me I found The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter. So while I was sitting with tin-foil in my hair, getting hot air blown on my head, I managed to read a few chapters. So far so good. More Sci-Fi than Discworld, but it has potential.

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